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Brownie Alert – 80 Calorie Brownies now Exist

Raise your hand in the air if you love brownies. Now raise your other hand if you want a brownie that’s tasty AND under 100 calories. Special K has released two 80-calorie brownies – Divine Fudge and Heavenly Caramel.

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Fitness, Weight Loss, and Nutrition in 2015: Get More Sizzle, Less Fizzle

How is your new year starting out? More to the point, how do you want your year to progress? More sizzle, less fizzle? One way to maintain an upwards trajectory is to stay up with the latest and greatest. That includes seeing whether your 2015 goals are part of the top 10 fitness trends.

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Swedish Tea Ring Recipe

The Swedish Tea Ring is easy to make, delicious, and popular. Basically it’s a gussied-up cinnamon roll. I bake to relax. It’s a way for me to balance out the commotion that leads up to the 25th. For quite a few years, I’ve made Swedish Tea Rings and Stollen, based on recipes from a 1972 book “Parents’ Magazine’s Christmas Holiday Book.”

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3 Ways to Lose Weight without Dieting or Exercising

Ready to lose weight, reduce anxiety, and be more present? What if you knew three ways to reach those goals that don’t require food restriction or exercise?

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Special K is More Than My Sister’s Nickname

When we were growing up, my mom only bought healthy cereals for us five kids to eat. Special K was a fairly new cereal then, and we ate it while reading the Los Angeles Times comics.

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Peanut Butter & Other Healthy Holiday Foods

Peanut butter is yummy any time of the year, so when I received several PB items in the mail, I knew I had to create a recipe for Peanut Butter Candy Cane bread. Then we added a giveaway, a new affiliate market for healthy non-GMO, organic snacks, and a few of our favorite healthy snacks.

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10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Everyone has great ideas for avoiding weight gain during the holidays. Our ideas actually work. How do we know that? Well, I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years, I know (and write professionally) about healthy eating, and I have a Master’s in systemic counseling. More importantly, we use these tips ourselves.

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A Peek Into Vegan Living with Attila Hildmann

Knowing I’m a vegetarian and fitness pro, a P.R. friend of mine recently sent me two books by Europe’s top-selling (almost 1 million copies) cookbook author, Attila Hildmann. The books are “Vegan for Fun” and “Vegan for Fit.” A cross between a healthy lifestyle philosophy and cookbook, these are books worth your time (and appetite).

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Coffee Brownies

Are you one of the kabillion people who likes coffee and chocolate? If so, you will want to bake this coffee brownie recipe (or at least lick the computer screen).

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Vanilla Sugar Cinnamon Rolls

Nielsen Massey sent me some vanilla sugar so I decided to make cinnamon rolls. They were delectable. I tweaked a King Arthur Flour recipe to create these. One person is going to win some N-M vanilla sugar along with a 2 ounce bottle of vanilla. If you’re a vanilla lover, this is for you.

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